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TWO YEARS AND COUNTING: OPTIMISM DIVES AGAIN IN FINANCIAL SERVICES – CBI/PwC

Numbers employed on the up, despite uncertain outlook - CBI/PwC Optimism in the financial services sector fell for the fourth consecutive quarter at the start of 2018, meaning confidence has been flat or falling for nine quarters, surpassing the gloom that enveloped…

CLARKE WILLMOTT CELEBRATES NEW MANCHESTER OFFICE WITH LAUNCH PARTY

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has celebrated its move to larger premises in Manchester’s central business district with a launch party for clients and staff. The firm relocated to offices on the seventh floor of 55 Spring Gardens in January in a…

Legal technology expert joins Ward Hadaway as Director of IT

Ward Hadaway has announced legal technology expert Jonathan Smith has joined the firm as its Director of IT. Jonathan has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has spent his career advising law firms on infrastructure and leading…

Ward Hadaway strengthens family team with appointment of newly-qualified solicitor in Manchester

Ward Hadaway has strengthened its Family and Matrimonial offering in Manchester by welcoming newly-qualified Jodi Seddon to the team. Jodi, who has recently completed her two-year training contract, will now work alongside Family and Matrimonial partner Martin Karran and solicitor Sally Stanway…

Davis Blank Furniss acts on purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury

The commercial property team at law firm Davis Blank Furniss has handled the purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The site is now being renovated and will become Bisque and Beyond Family Art Café which is expected to open in mid-April.…

Browne Jacobson extends commercial property credentials with new appointment

National legal firm Browne Jacobson has expanded its commercial real estate practice with the appointment of Paula Hamer as associate to its new Manchester office at No.1 Spinningfields. Paula, who has worked at partner level at Trowers & Hamlins and Pannone LLP,…

Outlook for consumer spending sluggish in short term but could brighten in 2020s, as automation reduces prices

Real consumer spending growth is expected to slow from around 1.8% in 2017 to around 1.1% in 2018, according to PwC projections in its latest UK Economic Outlook. Subsequently consumer spending is projected to edge up to 1.3% in 2019, but has…

MIDSHIRE HOSTS ITS BREDBURY NEIGHBOURS

On Wednesday 7th March, local managed print service provider Midshire® hosted its Industrial Park neighbours for Stockport Council’s quarterly Bredbury Area Business Group meeting. There were 17 representatives from 14 local businesses that attended the gathering in a bid to bring the…

LANDMARK DECISION FOR LANDOWNERS CLAIMING TELECOMS DAMAGES

A landmark decision has been made in the High Court which means that telecoms operators cannot hide behind the Electronic Communications Code (“the Old Code”) to prevent landowners from claiming damages if the operators fail to comply with their contractual obligations. The…

CLARKE WILLMOTT APPOINTED TO ACT ON BEHALF OF FORBES VENTURES

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP is celebrating after being appointed to act on behalf of investment company Forbes Ventures for its corporate law requirements. Forbes Ventures, which is listed on the NEX Exchange Growth Market, has a focus on the finance and…